Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Cosmo Black

Aussie electro has a certain experimental vibe which cannot be found anywhere else in the world. It’s this vibe that draws me to it again and again, and thank god it does because its drawn me to a new artist that’s everything you want from Aussie electro plus more. Enter Cosmo Black!

Cosmo Black are a Melbourne/Adelaide trio consisting of Cosmo (Bass/Synth/Vox/Vocals), James (Drums) and Nick (Guitar/Vox/Vocals). Starting originally as a solo project of a Melbournian named George, the project was originally titled ‘Cosmo’. As the solo project evolved into a trio the name was changed to ‘Cosmo Black’ and George took the alias Cosmo as his own. They have had a relatively quick rise to success and show no signs of slowing down. In just two years they have evolved from bootlegs and demos, to supporting another Aussie gems;Miami Horror on their tour and Cosmo's even DJd with the members ofEmpire of the Sun.

Their first single ‘When Night Becomes The Morn’ is best described by the band themselves as: “Erratic, looped, analogue synths combine with pounding electro-latin percussion and falsettos calling for new beginnings to swirl and build into a strange, euphoric, pop mess.” But enough with descriptions, ‘If music be the food of love, play on’ – William Shakespeare.

Cosmo Black - When Night Becomes The Morn [click to download]

The DCUP remix gives the track a slightly more mainstream vibe without losing the characteristics of the original. Starting off with a deep beat, original elements start to seep through and remain lurking in the background throughout the remainder song.

Cosmo Black - When Night Becomes The Morn (DCUP Remix) [click to download]

And just for kicks, their very chilled remix of fellow Aussie artist Pnau.

PNAU - With You Forever (Cosmo Black Remix) [click to download]

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Love it? Want to support it? You can buy their tracks from Bandcamp and pay whatever your heart desires. Keep individuality alive, support up and coming artists!

EDIT: I added an easter egg to the post. Dubstep for thee who is smart enough to find it!


Renegade Soldier said...

Fantastic post Colour :). Well written. Now I reckon I'll check out these 'Cosmo Black' guys thanks to you.

Colour said...

Why thank you fine sir. Glad you enjoyed it! :D